Book Ebb and flow : November 1950-July 1951 / by Billy C. Mossman.
Associated Name: Center of Military History.
Publication year: 1990.
Call Number DS919 .U5 v.4 ; DS919 .U5 v.3
Media class: Book
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, U.S. Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs
"Korean War, 40th anniversary commemorative edition."
"First printing"--T.p. verso.
Series title: United States Army in the Korean War (Center of Military History) ; CMH pub ; 20-4
Extent: xviii, 551 p. : ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Records an important chapter in the Korean War, the period from late November 1950 to early July 1951 when battle lines did indeed ebb and flow in pronounced surges. Billy C. Mossman begins with the last weeks of the pell-mell rush of United Nations forces to the Chinese border and goes on to chronicle in great detail the test of American military leadership and resources posed by the taxing retreat of the Eighth Army and X Corps across the frozen wastes of North Korea. He highlights the limitations imposed by terrain and weather on the fighting capabilities of an American army facing surprise attack from a large disciplined enemy. In addition, the operations he describes in such careful detail vivify the principles of war for those with an interest in studying the profession of arms.